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To celebrate Vikings Live, we have replaced our Roman alphabet with the runic alphabet used by the Vikings, the Scandinavian ‘Younger Futhark’. The ‘Younger Futhark’ has only 16 letters, so we have used some of the runic letters more than once or combined two runes for one Roman letter.

For an excellent introduction to runes, we recommend Martin Findell’s book published by British Museum Press.

More information about how we have ‘runified’ this site

 

Pharaoh:
King of Egypt

Bristol Museum and Art Gallery
15 March – 28 July 2013

Tour dates

Great North Museum: Hancock
Newcastle upon Tyne
16 July – 25 September 2011

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester
17 October 2011 – 22 January 2012

Leeds City Museum
10 February – 17 June 2012

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
7 July – 14 October 2012

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow
3 November 2012 – 24 February 2013

Supported through the generosity
of the Dorset Foundation

Recommend this exhibition

This exhibition features highlights from the British Museum’s superb collection of ancient Egyptian objects. The exhibition is the largest UK loan of Egyptian artefacts ever undertaken by the British Museum and includes wonderful examples of sculpture, jewellery, palace ornamentation, papyri and funerary objects.

This touring exhibition has been developed in a partnership between Tyne & Wear Archives and Museums and the British Museum. More than 130 objects, some never before seen outside London, have been chosen by the venues to explore the myths and realities of kingship in ancient Egypt.

Exhibition blog posts

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Statue of the pharaoh Ramesses II.
Egypt, c. 1200 BC.